Dear President-elect Biden,

Build back fossil free.

Our country is in crisis. In the midst of a pandemic and climate catastrophe, our communities turned out in record numbers to elect you. Now it’s time to fulfill your promises to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.

Mr. President-elect, you should use all the tools at your disposal to avert further climate devastation while helping people recover from the pandemic. That means using your executive authority from Day One to:

  • Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disaster.
  • End the era of fossil fuel production, reject fossil fuel projects, and eliminate giveaways to oil, gas, and coal corporations
  • Launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free, delivering jobs, justice, and opportunity for all.

Joe Biden, you must live up to your promises and take executive action to deliver healthy communities, millions of good-paying jobs, and a better life for people on the frontlines of fossil fuel racism, pollution, and the climate crisis.

Here’s a list of executive actions President-elect Biden should take immediately

Take Action

Tell Biden: You can’t "build back better" unless you build back fossil free.

Biden and his new administration need to hear from you: Take executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.

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About Us

Fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters are already disrupting millions of lives. We deserve a world beyond fossil fuels: a world in which workers’ rights, community health, and our shared climate come before corporate profits. That’s why we — dozens of groups representing millions of people across the country fighting for climate, racial, and economic justice — are coming together to ensure Biden becomes the climate president he promised to be.
  • Action Center on Race and the Economy
  • Alliance for Climate Education
  • Amazon Watch
  • Another Gulf is Possible
  • Athens County's Future Action Network
  • Better Path Coalition
  • Berks Gas Truth
  • Beyond Extreme Energy
  • Blue Future
  • Bold Alliance
  • California Kitchen
  • Call to Action Colorado
  • Can You Hear Us
  • Call to Action Madison
  • Care about Climate
  • Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas
  • CatholicNetwork.us
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Center for International Environmental Law
  • Central California Environmental Justice Network
  • Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective
  • Citizens Alliance for a Sustainable Englewood
  • Climate Conversations NCW
  • Climate Hawks Vote
  • Climate Justice Alliance
  • Colorado Businesses for a Liveable Climate
  • Colorado Democratic Party Energy and Environment Initiative
  • Compressor Free Franklin
  • Daily Kos
  • Dayenu
  • Divest Harvard
  • Dēmos
  • Descendants' Alliance
  • Earth Action
  • Earth Day Initiative
  • Earth Works
  • Elders Climate Action
  • Extinction Rebellion Massachusetts
  • Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area
  • FracTracker Alliance
  • Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Fossil Free California
  • Fossil Free Environment
  • Global Exchange
  • Global Witness
  • Greenfaith
  • Greenpeace USA
  • Green Education and Legal Fund
  • Green Latinos
  • Healthy Gulf
  • Hip Hop Caucus
  • Idle No More SF Bay
  • Indigenous Environmental Network
  • Indivisible
  • Indivisible Denver
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • Liveable Arlington
  • Long Beach Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Movement Rights
  • The Natural History Museum
  • New Energy Economy
  • New Florida Majority
  • New Mexico Environmental Law Center
  • New York Communities for Change
  • No Coal in Oakland
  • Northern Colorado Community Rights Network
  • Oil Change International
  • Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Our Climate
  • Pacific Environment
  • Patagonia
  • People’s Action
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania
  • Poder Latinx
  • Power Past Fracked Gas
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Property Rights and Pipeline Center
  • Pueblo Action Alliance
  • Rainforest Action Network
  • RapidShift.Network
  • Renewables Now Loveland
  • Sierra Club
  • Stand.earth
  • Society of Native Nations
  • Sunflower Alliance
  • Sunrise Movement
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
  • Sustainable Jersey City
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • Texas Grassroots Network
  • 350.org
  • 350 Bay Area
  • 350 Butte County
  • 350 Colorado
  • 350 Conejo San Fernando Valley
  • 350 DC
  • 350 Deschutes
  • 350 Eugene
  • 350 Hawaii
  • 350 Juneau
  • 350 Merced
  • 350 PDX
  • 350 Sacramento
  • 350 Santa Barbara
  • 350 Seattle
  • 350 Silicon Valley
  • SoDak 350
  • 350 Spokane
  • The River Project
  • Rogue Climate
  • Waterspirit
  • Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
  • WeAct
  • WildEarth Guardians
  • Wilderness Workshop
  • The Years Project
  • Young Entertainment Activists
  • Youth Climate Strike L.A.
  • Youth vs. Apocalypse
  • Zero Hour
  • 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations
  • 198 Methods

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